Friday Chat! Sick, Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour and more

Hoooweeee you guys, I didn’t mean to disappear for this long! But after I announced my awesome Bella Aura Skincare Giveaway(which btw, there’s still time to enter), I got SICK.
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Not just a little sick, A LOT SICK. It’s been almost 2 weeks, and I’m still not back at 100%. My nose is still plugged. But the thing I’m really angry about, is that I had started spinning before I got sick and my ass was just getting used to the bike seat! Now I’ll have to get it all toughened up again… son of a SPOKE…  Oh well, next week I’ll be back at the gym. I feel so sluggish not being able to exercise for almost 2 weeks now.

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Terry bought me some chocolate covered strawberries last week when I was sick. My favourite treat! He’s so sweet-whenever he sees them no matter where we are, he’ll buy some for me.

Speaking of treats, I got a care package from Larie @eyeheartit!

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She knits me a hat every year and I LOVE them. And she threw in some skincare and chocolate too-she knows me all too well! Thank you my friend!

My favourite TV show, Downton Abbey ended a couple of weeks ago. And I’m STILL SO SAD you guys.

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The KSPS Public Station used my Tweet on TV! It was kind of cool to see my tweet on TV, I have to say.

And then…our TV BROKE.

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And of course the warranty ended in August…motherEFFERS…
We just got another LED TV, even though they are really pushing 4K TVs right now, and there isn’t even a lot of 4K content around. And until they start digging the ground up and putting fibre optic cables to homes, we won’t REALLY get true 4K anyways. I hate TV technology-there’s a lot of BS around it. Good thing I have a hubby that works in the biz to sort through the crap.

Being sick doesn’t mean that I didn’t buy any makeup though!

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Essence Hidden Stories Highlighter and Eye Souffle

Picked up these two Essence Hidden Stories products at Shoppers on a trip to get some NyQuil.

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They are both that spongey, mousse texture which I like. And man they are GOOD. That highlighter is amazing over cheekbones when wearing a cool pink blush-hello ice queen! And that shadow! It’s soft and squishy too, but it stays put all day with no creasing over a primer. I love a good cheap makeup thrill.

Alas, not everything I like is cheap though.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

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Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner


I got a sample of this Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner($30) from a Sephora Order and DUDES. This is the liner for my upper waterline I’ve been looking for! It’s really black! And tiny! And not hard so it doesn’t give that scary tickle when you use it-you know-that lining your upper waterline feeling that is not pleasant at all. It’s like the Hourglass version in that you should only twist up what you need, because you can’t retract it. But unlike that one, this Marc one STAYS PUT with no transferring at all. LOVE IT.

Ever buy a lipstick on vacation, and then totally forget about it because you are horrible at unpacking your travel makeup bag?

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour

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Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir

No? Just me? Sigh. I bought this Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour ($34) in January at Downtown Disney and totally forgot all about it! MAN IT’S SO GOOD.

Swatchy Time!

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Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir is a bright berry pink and I LOVE it. Normally berry lipsticks look horrible on me, always too much red in them and age me like 20 years. But this one? Is the berry lipstick of my dreams!

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Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir

I’m a little on the pale side lately again being sick and all, so excuse the pasty, tired face. I’m pretty sure I’m NC5-10 at the moment which is OK with me as I like my paleness. It just means that most of my foundations don’t really match all too well right now, but hey-my skin has been pretty decent lately so I don’t have to worry about covering up anything major these days.

But this Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Lipstick formula is OUTSTANDING you guys and nobody mentions them! Smooth, thin, really pigmented-its so COMFY on the lips. I’d call it a silky matte, as it’s not totally matte but enough for me. It’s hydrating even! And lasts! It leaves a stain as it wears off which is great. I’ll definitely have to get another Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour. I’ve been on a real lipstick buying mission lately. Give me all of them!

Ever buy a fragrance you loved in the past because you heard that it was being discontinued?

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Lancôme Magie Noire


I remember LOVING Lancome Magie Noire in the 80s. It was…MAGICAL and witchy and oh so different from any scents out at that time. A little birdie told me that it’s saying bye forever, so I ordered a bottle from The Bay just for old time’s sake. And I still love it, even though they reformulated it. It’s kind of missing a bit of the green and the brightness it used to have, but it’s pretty darn close. I’m glad to have it back in my collection that’s for sure!

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Happy Easter!

I think that’s about it! Again, I apologize for not being around lately, but this cold/plague really took everything outta me I tell ya. I’m so glad to be able to breathe again! And not cough all night long.

I have quite a few things to share in the next while, so stay tuned! Let’s get this beauty blog rolling again! Lost of new stuff and lots of skincare! I have a lot of work to catch up on.

And like I said at the beginning: don’t forget to enter my Bella Aura Skincare Give-away if you haven’t yet! It’s open to North America!

So Happy Easter Y’all!

  • Lesley Goldberg

    I will be interested in how you like the Marc Jacobs eyeliner after using it for awhile. I had the gel liner and once it lost its point, it was impossible to get a thin line with it. Because I am too cheap to discard make-up (you are right about how well it stays on), I finished it up by rIunning a brush over it and applying it with the brush. A PITA. Glad you are feeling better!

    • It’s been about 2 weeks? I had it before I got sick( the sample one) and the end of this week I’ve worn it as well and I still love it! The Gel ones I have and they’re better for the bottom lash line I agree. This one is so GOOD!
      And thanks I am! Still a bit snotty even today, but I think tomorrow it’ll finally be all gone.

  • OMG girl, I am so sorry to hear you were sick! That is the worst– but it looks like you were super busy! Those strawberries look delectible AND I love your hair with the pink tips. SO JELLY! How cool that your station used your tweet?!?! I cried during the second to the last episode of Downton, but not so much at the last. I’m all about Mary!

    • Yeah I still left the house occasionally-you get stir crazy! I need to get my hair cut and re-coloured soon but thanks haha!
      Mary! I like her too even though she is such a HAG hahaha! And I always hated Barrow, but man they sure made us like him this year! I miss that show so much.

  • Lily

    You look so sexy in Boudoir!!!!!!!!!!! And while you got a little paler, I got a little darker, from all the driving and the heat wave is not helping. I apply sunscreen all the time, so imagine if I’m without. LOL! That MJ liner though. I need to go check it out. Hope you feel better soon, my friend. It’s no fun being sick.

    • LOL hahaha thanks! Yeah no kidding! I’ll get some colour back as soon as I can start walking outside which looks like this week. That MJ liner is the bomb!
      And thanks I’m trying! This is one of the worst colds I’ve had in ages.

  • EEKS sorry you have been sick! That is the worst…sending healing vibes!! I am still just completely lost without Downton. I think I need to re-watch all of my seasons on DVD now and just…cry over my specialty super expensive Downton Abbey tea. Also that lipstick is just amazing on you!

    • Thanks! I need them! It’s Sunday and I’m still snotty lol! SAME. I miss that show so much. I’ll probably re-watch it as well.
      And thanks! It’s such a great shade and I can’t believe I forgot I had it!

  • rachlovespenguins

    Happy Easter my friend! Glad you’re starting to feel better! Sick is a four letter word around here, both literally and figuratively. I got bronchitis, almost wound up at the hospital, and missed a week of work. I’m glad my boss is understanding. We’re in the midst of a move and I felt doubly bad because I wasn’t doing my share. There are only eight of us so it’s really noticeable when someone is missing. :/
    I got new makeups though, which has been cheering. Side effect to having an unplanned week off work- internet shopping, hahaha.
    Love those Essence items you’ve got!!! I want!

    • Happy Easter my friend! OMG, I’m so sorry you were that sick! And here I am complaining about a cold. Hope they move goes well-I think moving is the absolute worst. And yeah hahaha I know about that internet shopping thing oh too well!

      • rachlovespenguins

        Last week I had packages galore, hehehe. New lipstick, new dress and cardigan, new Meteorites….. You’re right about moving being the worst. I hate moving my own stuff bad enough, but moving a business is just plain awful. Our new place isn’t ready but we had to be out of the old one, and now stuff is in temporary storage all over and we can’t find anything anywhere. We were trying to prep some walls for painting today but all the scrapers wound up somewhere else. It’s like…really?!? SO frustrating.

  • Ugh, so sorry to hear you’ve been so sick! Being sick is the WORST! It’s insane how debilitating even a silly cold can be!

    But hey: chocolate-covered strawberries.

  • Liz

    Feel better soon! And I don’t know why but SON OF A SPOKE put me into a giggle fit. 😀

  • Yay, I’m glad you liked your package and your hat! I DO knit one every year, I never realized, hahahaha. I gotta pick a pattern for your next one! 😛

    That lipstick looks amazing on you, dude. seriously. Wear it every day, hahahahaha.

    • You do hahaha so now I expect one every year hey HAHAHA! 😉
      Thanks! I can’t believe I forgot it!

  • Feel fully better soon.

    I was sick for the past one and a half days and am still getting over it. Even worse to be sick for two weeks. :/

    Take care!

  • Emma Bovary

    Get well soon! Being sick is so frustrating! We had that essence collection out some time ago and I bought that icy highlighter too – surprised you guys didn’t get it first!

  • Your hair with the LM lipstick…LOVE! You look gorgeous. I hope you feel better soon. We got a 4K TV when we moved. I honestly can’t really tell the difference between 4K and normal HD. Quite frankly I think it’s just a marketing conspiracy to get men excited about new toys.

  • Hope you’re feeling better since this post! Lipstick tends to make everything more bearable 🙂